Monday, October 8, 2012
Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, makes a campaign stop in Wescosville Monday to drum up support for the Obama-Biden ticket in the final weeks of the campaign.
Laura J. Marie has been so frustrated with friends and family who do not support the Obama-Biden ticket that she went online a few days ago to offer to help the president's re-election campaign. "And I was invited here today," she said as she stood among the 100 or so supporters who came to hear Jill Biden speak Monday at the Pennsylvania State Education Association office in Wescosville. "I only wish I did it sooner." Marie, who said she voted for Obama in 2008, was clearly among like-minded individuals as she waited for Jill Biden to approach the podium. Some, like Allentown resident and retired Salisbury High School art teacher Dolly Yanolko, were quite emphatic in their support for the president. “Any teacher who doesn’t vote for a …
The vice president's wife meets with educators and campaigners at the Pennsylvania State Teachers Association in Wescosville on the eve of the Oct. 9 voter registration deadline.
A slightly road-weary Jill Biden addressed fellow educators, former teachers, campaign workers and students assembled by invitation Monday at the offices of the Pennsylvania State Education Association in Wescosville. Space would only allow for a small group to see Biden, who started her day at Obama headquarters in Harrisburg and then traveled to Scranton and Hazleton before her last stop in Lower Macungie Township. It was the last stop of an important day – the eve of the final day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election. Getting out the vote was the theme sounded by the three enthusiastic Democrats who introduced her: Serena Villalba, a volunteer campaign worker from the West Coast; Easton Mayor Sal Panto, and Joyce …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
MCCC's largest graduating class ever.
Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) held its 44th commencement on Thursday, May 19 at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia. Dr. Jill Biden, wife of United States Vice President Joe Biden and a community college professor herself, addressed the 1,432 graduates.
Jill Biden and MCCC student Antonio Marrero address graduates.
Montgomery County Community College celebrated the largest graduating class in the history of the school, graduating 1,432 students during the college’s 44th commencement ceremony, held at the Valley Forge Convention Center. The students are diverse, ranging in age from 18 to 68, with 33 international students, 46 veterans and nine active members of the military. There were also 19 graduates who completed their degrees entirely online, 26 in the honors program, 71 who were named to the Who’s Who of American Junior Colleges, and 27 who had a perfect 4.0 grade point average. The student speaker for the night, Antonio Marrero, took a break from his education to join the U.S. Marines and returned to MCCC in 2009 to complete his degree in …